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Offline Mayadigger

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Is this a fibula?
« on: May 04, 2022, 02:52:48 pm »
Ave!

Copper alloy; 47mm/6.6gm
The bow is broken but there is a residual pin catch below.
What the heck is this thing?!
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Re: Is this a fibula?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 08:21:16 pm »
Weird.  I see what you mean, but hard to tell if that is a pin catch and it is some weird local fibula type or if it is something completely different that just looks like it has a pin catch.  The (bull ?) horned design is not typical..

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Re: Is this a fibula?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2022, 01:29:41 pm »
Ave Shawn,

Weird.  I see what you mean, but hard to tell if that is a pin catch and it is some weird local fibula type or if it is something completely different that just looks like it has a pin catch.  The (bull?) horned design is not typical.

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Hard to see in the photo, but the curve on the "catch pin" is clearly seen in hand. And, yes, it is really weird. Celtic maybe?

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